Igor Peshansky
Mon Dec 26 18:23:00 GMT 2005

On Tue, 27 Dec 2005, Liu Haibin wrote:

> I got a problem after I reinstalled cygwin.
> /etc/postinstall/ hangs there everytime I install
> packages.

This is obviously not normal.  Do you press "Cancel" to interrupt it?

> And it will produce some log files like setup.log.postinstallXa00156
> under /var/log.

This, however, is.  That's the mechanism setup uses to get the script
output into its log.

> I tried to run /etc/postinstall/ in the shell and it
> ran ok. Any idea what went wrong?

Not really -- there isn't enough information in your report.  Please read
and follow the Cygwin problem reporting guidelines at
<>, especially the part about attaching (as
an uncompressed text attachment) the output of "cygcheck -svr" on your

I suspect you may have a problem with /bin/sh, but the cygcheck output
should show that.
      |\      _,,,---,,_ |
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_		Igor Peshansky, Ph.D. (name changed!)
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		old name: Igor Pechtchanski
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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